Six months ago Dorney Animal Sanctuary closed its doors to the public claiming that there were problems with the conditions of the grounds. However, there are far more sinister reasons as to why the sanctuary is keeping the public away.
In the months leading up to the sanctuary's closure, countless visitors witnessed first hand the extent of the horror that is going on at this supposed animal sanctuary.
Approximately 350 animals are living in the most appalling and wretched conditions.
30 rabbits are kept in tiny dog crates, these crates are piled one on top of the other inside a dark, filthy and damp shed.
There are numerous parrots, again, kept inside another damp and filthy shed.
The pigs and sheep are living in a tiny pen, the majority of it filled with mud, urine and faeces. There is barely space for them to move, let alone exercise.
There is one dog who has spent 24 hours a day either inside a tiny crate or in a filthy chicken coop, he has no interaction with the other animals and is only let out to go to the toilet.
There are horses kept for 23 hours a day inside tiny, filthy stalls, that barely allow them to turn around. The hour a day that they are permitted 'exercise', they do so in a tiny space where they have no choice but to stand in an area knee deep with mud and faeces.
There are 11 dogs, 4 cats and an owl living inside a caravan along with the founder and co founder of the sanctuary. One volunteer was actually sent out to buy nappies to put on the dogs so that they 'didn't make a mess'.
There are chickens that spend their days inside tiny, filthy, infested dog crates.
There are geese confined to a tiny space, again that space is filthy and infested and there is a bowl of dirty water that is supposed to be for them to bathe in.
Despite numerous complaints from the public to the RSPCA and visits to the sanctuary from both the council and animal welfare, the animals of Dorney Sanctuary still haven't been helped because according to them, it's simply bad practise, not illegal.
We, the general public, beg to differ. It's time to take matters into our own hands and raise our voices for these poor, forgotten animals who cannot speak for themselves. No one, human or animal, should have to live in conditions such as these.
There are numerous rescue centres and members of the public who have said that they'd be willing to save these poor animals but the sanctuary refuses to let them go.
Please stand up for these animals by signing this petition and demand that they be sent to loving homes and sanctuaries that are ready to take them with open arms.